Presidents' Day was inspired by the birthday of George Washington, an American hero who led his country to independence and kept it away from unnecessary bloodshed during the wars that waged in Europe.
Today's leaders, both in the U.S. and abroad, have more global interests. With one eye on the home front and another cast on foreign interests, they employ increasingly destructive weapons to bulwark their country against threats and attacks. As nuclear weapons become more sophisticated and dangerous, how can we be sure that the man or woman running with the nuclear football is mentally capable enough to not fumble the ball? With the advent of the Internet, stakeholders and citizens can scrutinize their leaders and judge everything from policy to fashion. So what does an autocrat's policies say about him and his ability to launch a nuclear attack?